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Archive for July 9th, 2018

Originally published in the Enumclaw Courier-Herald, July 11, 1968

John Sherwood, 16-year-old Enumclaw youth, was pronounced dead on arrival at Community Memorial Hospital about 2:04 a.m. Tuesday after his father found him slumped over in the front seat of his car which was parked at the family residence, 1305 Davis Avenue.

According to the King County Coroner Leo Sowers, death was attributed to acute pulmonary congestion and cerebral edema. Laboratory tests are presently being run to determine the causes.

The report further stated that the youth was last seen by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Sherwood, about 9 p.m. Monday when he told them he was driving to a friend’s house.

About 1 a.m. Tuesday, Earl Sherwood was notified by neighbors that a disturbance was taking place in or around the boy’s car. The elder Sherwood investigated and found his son.

Funeral services for the youth are pending at the Enumclaw Funeral Home.

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